Media Relations Tips: Should Executives EVER Give Their Opinion on Politics?

Executives have an important role in leading their company, their business, or their organization. Does any part of that role include publicly sharing their opinions on current events or getting involved political debates? What if they are a subject matter expert on a topic that is being discussed by politicians or media experts? Do you think that it is too risky? Could it harm their reputation and revenue? Or could they gain new fans and followers? How could it benefit their business or harm their business?

To help out corporate communications professionals and share valuable tips among one another, this week’s public relations discussion question was, “Is it ever appropriate for an executive to give their opinion about politics?” On Monday we asked this question to our public relations experts and social media followers. Our social media contributors and BraudCast subscribers weighed in on this topic and we are now sharing some of their answers in this video! Now it’s your turn to join in on the conversation and let us know if you agree with their comments.

Today’s video topic is one of a series of debates in the corporate communications, media relations, crisis communication, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite-size bits of best practices. This is how:

1: Subscribe to The BraudCast on YouTube

2: You will see a short video that poses a new question every Monday. You then post your best practices and observations on The BraudCast YouTube channel.

3: Once your opinion is shared, you can follow the discussion online so you can compare your best practices to those of your professional colleagues.

4: Watch the follow-up Friday Video where you will see a short YouTube video outlining some of the most interesting observations. Yes…your comments may actually show up on our BraudCast video, bringing you world-wide fame, fortune, a big raise, glory, street parades, and more.

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